NEIFPE Tackles Education Reform In Indiana

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

July 20, 2013 Updated Jul 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Concerned citizens, teachers, and parents gathered to discuss the education reforms that have happened in Indiana over the past few years.

Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education (NEIFPE), a local educational advocacy group, organized the meeting Saturday afternoon.

It featured a panel of speakers who discussed how money is being taken away from public education, and is being distributed to private schools and charters instead.

The meeting broke off into small groups, which ultimately turned into a brainstorming session.

“This is a sharing of information. We hope to also talk about the strategies to combat the reforms that we find damaging to our schools, for our kids, for our teachers. So that's our primary purpose,” said Terry Springer, Co-Founder of NEIFPE.

This was the group's second regional meeting. People came from Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan to share their concerns.

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